Captain Marvel

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Here she comes to save the day!

    (sing it in a Mighty Mouse voice)
  2. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Notice the pager at 1:35. :chris:
  3. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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  4. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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  5. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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  6. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Apology accepted.

    Officers, take him away.

    *WAB is dragged away by SWAT-ies, he tries to bite them, but their armor is too thick*
  7. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    https://wordforge.net/index.php?posts/3081756/

    *SWAT officers release WAB and begin beating the shit out of Diacanu*
  8. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Ohhhh, Jesus Christ! :wub:
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  9. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    holy shit, brie, can you look not bored for a couple of seconds?
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  10. RickDeckard

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    I've always thought she looked a little weird.
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  11. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    I do hope she has some more facial expressions. :lol:
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    She...really doesn't.
  13. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    No one was telling Christian Bale as Batman to smile more.
    Just sayin.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    I don't even care if she smiles, she sort of half grins in one scene after reading off a cliche in one of the trailer scenes. Speaking of, anyone else notice that every line of Brie's in the trailer is some stock cliche? It's the fact that she totally looks bored throughout the whole thing. She's being held upside down with weird laser beams being shot into her head and her facial expression says "Huh, 50 cents off coffee." She's flying a jet fighter and her facial expression says "Look, a whataburger, am I getting hungry? Nah, I got something to eat at the house."
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  15. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Can't say her acting choices are good until I see the scene in context. :shrug:

    Larsen and Marvel have a good track record; I'd give them the benefit of the doubt.
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  16. Professor Sexbot

    Professor Sexbot ERROR: 404

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    She doesn't look at all like that guy who says "Shazam!". And the costume doesn't even have a lightning bolt on it.
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  17. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Ah, jeez. Here we go.

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  19. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Because you don't fucking tell Batman to smile.

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  20. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    So the critics are digging the film, but the fanboys... not so much.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I am highly anticipating this flick, but no matter who owns what copyright, this is Captain Marvel and always will be:

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  22. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Shazam was Captain Marvel? I've got to admit, I'm lost on all the comic book stuff. Aside from Batman in the 90's, I haven't read superhero comic books since I was in grade school, and those only sporadically. I have really enjoyed the MCU, though- probably more so for NOT having been wrapped up in the comics and their numerous reboots, changes, etc.
  23. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    ^^^ Yes, "Shazam" isn't really named "Shazam", he's named Captain Marvel. "Shazam" is a different character entirely.

    This Shazam / Captain Marvel business started in 1939 by Fawcett Publications. Was more popular than Superman in the 1940s. Got merged into DC when DC got the rights to all the characters from Fawcett.

    Marvel Comics introduced THEIR Captain Marvel in 1967. He was a dude. An alien of the Kree race named Mar-Vell. The Captain Marvel film has "Carol Danvers" in the Mar-Vell role. She's one of several people who took on the mantle when Marvel killed off Mar-Vell in the 70s.
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  24. Federal Farmer

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    Yep, always hated that.
  25. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Yep, DC, having acquired the rights from Fawcett after a decade-long lawsuit, didn't use Captain Marvel--they considered him just a Superman knockoff--and let the trademark for the character's name lapse. Marvel scooped it up and made their own totally different character and, a couple of iterations later, we have this MCU film.

    DC brought the original back in the 70s, but books, TV shows, and merchandise had to use the SHAZAM! trademark; they couldn't market the character as Captain Marvel since Marvel owned the trademark on that name.

    A few years back, DC threw in the towel and changed the character's name to Shazam. One consequence: just uttering "Shazam" doesn't summon the magic lightning; Billy/Shazam must say the word with the intention to transform. Another is that Shazam's powers no longer have their roots in mythological characters (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, etc.).

    DC has used an alternate version of Shazam called Captain Thunder. I kinda wish they'd used that name. But I've made peace with his name being Shazam.
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  26. The Night Funky

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    I think you mean this will always be Captain Marvel:

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  28. Diacanu

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Seeing it tonight!
  30. K.

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    Pretty good.

    Marvel's version of superman is all she should be -- powerful, funny, gleaming, and HELL complicated in terms of backstory.

    Very mild spoilers:

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